Beekeeping around the world: Non-destructive method of honey hunting

publication date: Sep 30, 2005
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Journal Name Bee World
Article Title Beekeeping around the world: Non-destructive method of honey hunting
Author(s) SURENDRA R JOSHI AND MIN B GURUNG
Volume 86
Issue 3
  
Published Date 9/30/2005
Pages 63 to 64
Abstract Honey hunting is the general term given to the collection of honey from wild honey bee colonies. Traditional honey hunting is an important element in the life of a number of groups including the Rajis in Nepal, and Kurumbas in south India.4,6 In the Hindu Kush Himalayan region more than 50% of total honey yield is collected mainly by honey hunters from wild honey bees.1 In Nepal, honey hunting is practised not only for economic gains but it also has spiritual, cultural and social significance. Nowadays, the spiritual, cultural and social values however are declining.
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